It’s been an exciting day in Ahobre, in the Jomoro District of Ghana’s Western Region today, as the traditional sod cutting ceremony took place. This ceremony blesses the site of our next school construction project, funded by our new partner the Ghana Drillers Charity. The school will be a 6 classroom Early Years Complex for Nursery through to Primary Year 3, and will be the first school built to our revised school design. You can find out more about this partnership and the Ghana Drillers Charity here.

The District Coordinating Director of Jomoro and the Chief of Ahobre community addressed the gathering.

Chris Roos from Ghana Drillers Charity spoke to the Chief and community about the purpose of the gathering and Sabre’s Construction Programme Manager, Lawrence Mensah talked about the scope of the project and the teacher training that would be provided.

The site was blessed with the traditional sod cutting ceremony, where a libation (of local gin) is poured onto the ground and then the Chief makes the first cut into the soil. Chris Roos of Ghana Drillers Charity also made a cut. After the ceremony there was a tour of the site.

Watch this space for more updates on the progress of the Ahobre Early Years Complex…..